Relationships

Don’t yell…ACT! Managing Your Child’s Inappropriate Behaviors with the ACT Method. 

When children have emotional outbursts, aren’t listening, show defiance or display other troublesome behaviors, it’s easy to become frustrated as a parent. What do you do and how can you foster emotional growth in your child while further nurturing their self-control and personal responsibility?  The ACT method is a child-centered therapeutic approach that provides an …

The Importance of Premarital Counseling for Christians

People of all backgrounds and beliefs understand the importance of investing in what matters most. And most all would agree that staying connected in your marriage is vitally important! Yet, for Christian couples, premarital counseling serves a distinct purpose. You’re entering a covenant with your spouse, and together, you’re also entering a covenant with God. …

The Blame Game: Common Problems Addressed in Marriage Counseling

“You’re the reason ______.” “You always ______.” “If you didn’t _____, then I ______.”  These are just a few phrases we use when we’re blaming our spouse. It’s so easy for even the best relationship to get stuck in the blame game. Pointing out fault in another, before seeing or noticing your own contributions, is …

Pain and Hurt: Common Problems Addressed in Couples Counseling

Every marriage is unique. Sometimes the problems that surface in marriage are related to specific life experiences and perspectives that each spouse brings into the relationship. However, regardless of our individual experiences, there are common problems that we see come up frequently in the marriage counseling setting. This is our first article in a series …